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La Cuisine French Restaurant

48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
+1 352-433-2570
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (20 reviews)
“souffle” (9 reviews)
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11:00 - 14:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
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Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Food and service is excellent as is the ambience. While some of the dishes are pricey, you forget about it quickly as your palette is overwhelmed exquisite pleasure. Who woukd have known that this gem of a restaurant would be in downtown Ocala.

Thank Monicathomasd
Reviewed 27 February 2016

I have to admit that I was a little apprehensive bout how good a French restaurant in Ocala could be. When we walked in and were greeted by the owner how has a heavy French accent I was pleasantly surprised. The inside is decorated like...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I am amazed to find this little gem in Florida. A real french restaurant from the food, wine list, the service and the price. this is a top star. I invite people to try it. Make the drive it's worthy. Bravo Elodie and Patrice.

Thank cacal63
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I eat at this restaurant on a fairly regular basis and the consistency and high quality is ALWAYS present. I travel frequently and have the privilege to dine in some very nice restaurants across the globe. La Cuisine ranks right up there with Nobu and...More

Thank scubagator
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Exceptional food, very nicely priced for an exceptional French dinning experience! Elodie and Patrice have a deft hand with the front of the house and kitchen. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful but not intrusive! Don't wait for a special occasion, there's time for dinner...More

Thank Scott A
Reviewed 24 February 2016

It has slipped over the last couple of years and not worth the price they charge. If you like wine and want to do some tasting, they have plenty to choose from and at all prices. By the glass or bottle.

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 24 February 2016

My wife and I went here after seeing a movie at the Marion Theater. We had heard good things about this place and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service superb. Our server, Annie, was very friendly and attentive. The only...More

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

So glad we tried this place! They have live music, the chef is incredible and the restaurant is very quaint. I discovered it last week and I've already been twice!

1  Thank Laura N
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We went there for dinner on Friday night with reservations as they are very crowded. This is one of the best French restaurants I have eaten at in the US and it is owned and operated by a wife and husband from France. The food...More

1  Thank EMapman
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Very unique and awesome time. The portions are huge and the Lamb was amazing. The food is very buttery and delicious. This is a great spot to take your date. Located on the edge of downtown Ocala off a back street. I would consider this...More

1  Thank FLFAM4
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Robert G
What are the parking options?
29 May 2017|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from la-cuisine-ocala | Property representative |
Hello, we do have our own parking lot besides the restaurant.
Laura H
What is your favorite meal and dessert here Also do they have special dishes like foie gras on weekend We are taking friends tomorrow night for their anniversary Thank you in advance
24 February 2017|
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Response from Auntieknowsbest | Reviewed this property |
They did have foie gras the last time I was there. The entrees are country French, not Parisian French. So think stews and lamb shank.
Carol G
What is the soup today? Can I order online
18 April 2015|
Response from la-cuisine-ocala | Property representative |
Hi Carol, sorry for not responding earlier, we did not see your question before today. We do not take orders online so far but you can call us to place a to go order. As for the soup today we have an asparagus creamy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-433-2570
Looking for a romantic escape, a quiet spot for a business lunch or dinner, a cozy place for a friend or family reunion? Or simply craving hearty, quality food and dedicated service? Located at the heart of beautiful downtown Ocala, La Cuisine with its unique French bistro atmosphere, award-winning menu alongside world-class food, full liquor bar and extensive selection of wines, is worth a closer look! Our specialties include Escargots in Garlic Butter, Traditional French Onion Soup, Beef Bourguignon, Braised Pork Shank in Honey Sauce, Duck a l' Orange, Free Range Chicken, Ratatouille and our genuinely authentic Creme Brulee, to mention just a few!
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